Energy | Politics | Transportation | News | local | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | June 30, 2017 2:42 p.m.
A bill was pulled from the Oregon House floor and returned to committee over concerns about language that would make secret railroad spill contingency plans and financial responsibility documents.
PacifiCorp is moving forward with a 20-year plan that reduces its use of coal-fired power while expanding investments in wind energy.
Energy | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 8, 2017 10:59 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
More than 100 people testified before the Washington state energy board in Vancouver. It was one of the last opportunities for the public to sound off on a proposed oil terminal there.
Energy | Nation | Politics | News | Climate change | Environment | WorldAP | May 31, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Washington
President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will spend the next few days focused on trade with Canada and Mexico. Thursday he will meet in Seattle with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. After that Inslee leaves on a trade mission to Mexico.
News | Environment | Transportation | Politics | localOPB | April 28, 2017 2:32 p.m. | Portland
Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to help towns and cities prepare for serious railroad incidents.
President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, in a move welcomed by the oil and gas industry and greeted with alarm by environmental groups.
Energy | News | Environment | localThe Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon
Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.
Energy | Land | NW Life | News | Fish & Wildlife | EnvironmentOPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.
Energy | News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:45 p.m.
The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mislabeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste.
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Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of EnergyOPB | April 10, 2017 noon
A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.
Energy | News | Environment | Politics | localAP | March 31, 2017 2:11 p.m. | Olympia, Washington
The version that passed Thursday would raise the tax that is collected on crude oil received by vessel or trains by 2.5 cents a barrel, from 4 cents to 6.5 cents.
Energy | News | Environment | localAP | March 11, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Richland, Washington
Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed after radioactive contamination was detected in a rubble pile.
NW Life | Energy | News | Environment | localAP | Feb. 7, 2017 3:45 p.m. | Seattle
The Seattle City Council has voted to cut ties with banking giant Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project as well as other business practices.
Energy | Nation | Election | Business | News | Climate change | Economy | local | Environment | PoliticsAP | Jan. 22, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Honolulu
President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.